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What affects how much students learn? New analysis of Student Academic Experience Survey data

  • 8 January 2018
  • By Tim Blackman
  • HEPI number Policy Note 5

New analysis of the HEPI / HEA Student Academic Experience Survey by Tim Blackman, the Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, reveals students’ self-reported learning gain is linked to:

  • having access to high-quality teaching
  • undertaking high levels of independent study (especially above 20 hours a week) • providing support for students with low wellbeing
  • avoiding high levels of paid work (above 17 hours a week)
  • location of study, with extra challenges for London-based students
  • studying at an institution with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework

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